Opponents and supporters of the proposed expansion to the Mount Sunapee Ski Resort are pushing to have their say one last time before a state deadline for comments.
The Friends of Mount Sunapee and the Sierra Club teamed up for a campaign that gathered over 1,900 comments. These opponents say they will fight the expansion – which would add a new lodge, lift, and trails on the western side of the mountain – every step of the way.
"We will not be silent, we will not go away, we will not allow one of the crown jewels of our state park system to be degraded by resort development to facilitate financial gain for a select few," says Gary Stansfield, of Goshen.
Supporters with the Citizens for Mount Sunapee’s Future, say they will deliver over three hundred hand-signed letters tomorrow.
"I hope the elected officials have the courage to move the project forward and bring it before governor and council for a decision," Gerald Coogan, from New London, who favors expansion.
The commissioner of DRED, Jeffrey Rose, has left the deadline for any decision on the expansion wide open.